William de Beaufoe Bishop of Thetford was lord in his
own right, and held it as a lay fee at the survey, on the deprivation,
or death of Guert, brother of King Harold, who was slain with that
King at the battle of Hastings, who had 4 carucates of land, 31 villains, 4 borderers, and 5 servi; there were 4 carucates in demean,
and 8 carucates, with 8 acres of meadow among the tenants, a mill
&c, and 17 socmen held 80 acres of land, and 4 carucates: here
were two churches, with 16 acres, valued at 16d. valued formerly at
8l. at the survey at 20l. was one leuca long, and one broad, and paid
2s. gelt; 60 acres were taken from this manor, and possessed then by
Peter de Valoins. (fn. 1)
It takes its name from its length, a Long-Ham; and after we find
this lordship divided into two towns and manors.
|| Terra Will. Ep. Tedfordensis de
feudo ejusdem—In Langaham tenet
Guert. iiii car. tre. T. R. E. semp.
xxxi vill. et iiii bord. et v serv. semp.
in d'nio iiii car. et hom. viii car. vi ac.
p'ti i molin. sep. i runc. et i an. et xvi
porc. et lx ov. et xvii soc. de lxxx ac.
tre. et iiii car. ii ecclie xvi ac. et val.
xvid. tc. valet. viii lib. modo reddit.
xx lib. et ht. i leug. in longo, et i lg. in
lato, et ii sol. de gelto, ablate s't. de h.
maneri'. lx ac. mo. tenet eos Petrus de